Nioh Will Get PvP Multiplayer Sometime After Launch

The good news is that there’s a player-versus-player (PvP) multiplayer mode in the works for Nioh. The bad news is that the mode will now be available on release. However, Team Ninja has promised that the PvP feature will be added later on through a free update.

While no details were shared about the multiplayer mode, game director Yosuke Hayashi hinted that his team is taking inspiration from other similar games such as Dark Souls. He implied that the PvP of Nioh is going to be fairly similar and yet unique in its own way.

“We figured that a lot of different gamers, including those who enjoy Dark Souls, would also play Nioh,” he said. “In the past, we did get feedback from our gamers about whether or not this kind of [PvP] feature existed. We wanted to make sure that we made a commitment to it, and to announce it.”

Nioh is scheduled to release on February 9 exclusively for PlayStation 4. It’s strange that the developer chose to reveal the PvP mode this close to the release date. Many believe that Team Ninja only began working on the multiplayer functionality recently. Hence, the reason that it won’t be there at launch.

Nioh will also feature several enhancements on PlayStation 4 Pro. For this purpose, Team Ninja included different modes that either improve the frame-rate or resolution. Here are the complete details for each mode.

PlayStation 4

  • Movie Mode: Unspecified “high resolution graphics with stable 30 FPS”
  • Action Mode: Unspecified resolutions with “a stable 60 FPS”
  • Movie Mode (Variable frame rate): Unspecified “high resolution graphics with a variable frame rate that may go over 30 FPS”

PlayStation 4 Pro (1080p Display)

  • Movie Mode: Stable 1920×1080 resolution with high quality anti-aliasing at 30 FPS
  • Action Mode: Stable 1920×1080 resolution at 60 FPS

PlayStation 4 Pro (4K Display)

  • Movie Mode: Stable 3840×2160 resolution at 30 FPS
  • Action Mode: Stable 1920×1080 resolution at 60 FPS
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